| Summary: An email has been circulating
titled "Open Letter To The French People From Sen. Joe Lieberman." Senator
Lieberman's official web site
http://lieberman.senate.gov is calling it a hoax.
Considering the wording of the letter, Boycott Watch agrees that this is a
hoax, since the wording is not consistent with the writing style of Senator
| The following is the
official statement from Senator Lieberman:
| Internet Hoax Warning: Over
the last several months a letter attacking the people of France for being
indifferent to anti-Semitism has been circulating over the Internet with
Senator Joe Lieberman's name attached to it. This letter is a hoax. Senator
Lieberman was not involved in any way with the writing or distributing of it.
At this point the specific origins of the letter are unknown. But Senator
Lieberman's office has referred the letter to legal authorities, who are
looking into the matter. (as posted on
TO THE PEOPLE OF FRANCE - IN REMEMBRANCE
Liberty, equality, fraternity! Does the French nation recall that
The current French tolerance of and indifference to the wave
of attacks upon French Jews speaks clearly of the decline of the French
The French have forgotten! Two hundred and some
odd years ago the suffering French populace erupted in revolution against
tyranny. They cried for and fought for liberty, fraternity, equality for all in
every aspect of French society.
The French have forgotten! But I
remember! I still have in my mind the heartbreaking image of the Parisian
gentleman from whose eyes the tears fell copiously as he watched the Nazi
troops marching triumphantly into Paris. -The face of that Frenchman still
lives in my mind sixty years later. It is the same as the faces of so many
French Jews today.
The French have forgotten! But I remember! I
remember the ecstasy, the flowers, the kisses with which the French people
greeted their American and British liberators from Nazi terror.
French have forgotten! - They have forgotten the dehumanizing result of terror
upon them- selves. - They have forgotten the shame of Vichy France. - Those who
watch with indifference the attacks upon their neighbors sink into degeneracy
The French have forgotten brotherhood and love of others
than themselves. - They have forgotten equal justice. - They have forgotten
that a nation without strength of morality and character is a nation already in
the lower depths of degradation.
So, just as the Swiss were part of
the Nazi problem sixty years ago, the French are part of the problem of world
terrorism today. - As the French casually watch their Jewish citizens attacked
let them remember how they, the French, acquiesced in cowardice at the rape of
Czechoslovakia by the Nazis in 1938, only to suffer under the Nazi heel so soon
My contempt for present day France is accompanied by great
regret. We gave the lives of American boys to save them once. - They have
forgotten. However, we Americans have not forgotten. - All Americans with
integrity of character must boycott France. I hope large numbers of you will
join me in this.
If this e-mail is forwarded by just 1/2 of all
recipients it could reach 10,000,000 Americans in a matter of days. Let's make
the French remember!
|End of Hoax Letter